1. Apple removes Facebook’s Onavo security app from the App Store

2. A new unicorn is born: Car insurance company Root Insurance raises $100 million for a $1 billion valuation

3. Slack Raises $427M Series H Pushing Its Valuation Over $7.1B

4. Simple Feast raises $12M from Balderton and 14W to expand its weekly meat-free meal-box deliveries

5. Plant-focused startup The Sill raises $5M

6. Stealthy Self-Driving Startup Ghost Locomotion Raises $15 Million



1. China Forms QR-Code Registration Management Center

2. China’s Q2 2018 Cross-border E-commerce Import GMV Reaches RMB 101 Bln

3. Xiaomi’s first results after IPO soothe investors as revenue jumps

4. Momo Q2 2018 Profit Up 94% YoY

5. Tencent to Invest RMB 30 Bln to Build North China Data Center

6. Tencent’s Collaborative Online Document Product Exceeds 16 Mln MAU

7. Tencent to Inject RMB 3 Bln in Chongqing Data Center Expansion

8. Ximalaya Denies Rumor of Raising USD 460 Mln in New Funding

9. Consumer Installment Payment and Credit App Blackfish 小黑鱼 Wins USD 50 Mln Series A+

10. Fresh Food Group Buying App Shixianghui Raises RMB 100 Mln Series A

11. Children’s Toy Rental App Toy Superman Garners RMB 30 Mln Series A

12. Hema Xiansheng 盒马鲜生 Signs Salmon Importation Agreement with Norwegian Seafood Council

13. Medical Informatization Solutions Provider Vanxsys Wins RMB 8-digit Series A



1. Xiaomi to Launch Premium ‘Poco’ Smartphone Sub-Brand in India Today

2. Didi Chuxing Prepares for Mexico City, Guadalajara Launches

3. AI giant SenseTime Forms Smart Healthcare Lab in New Jersey



1. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission rejects nine proposals for bitcoin exchange-traded funds



1. Australia bans Huawei and ZTE from supplying technology for its 5G network


Emerging Market:

1. Amazon starts selling fashion, sportswear in Brazil

2. Sequoia Raises $695 Million For Sixth India & SEA-Focused Fund Amid Leadership Transition

3. P2P lending fintech startup KoinWorks just capped a total of US$15.7M funding

4. Singapore’s stock and crypto trading app Spiking closes pre-Series A round at US$1.63M

5. Flipkart Puts An End To eBay Tie-Up With Launch Of 2GUD For Refurbished Goods

6. Bytedance and Intel to set up joint AI lab


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